Arrest made in death of Columbia woman found in Cooper County

Friday, October 11, 2013 | 6:50 a.m. CDT; updated 2:06 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 11, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Cooper County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Columbia man in connection with the death of a Columbia woman found near Boonville.

The department posted on its Facebook page Friday morning that Bryant L. Holmes Jr., 23, was arrested in connection with the death of Satina Beckner, 32. More details are expected to be released Friday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and deputies from the Sheriff's Department found the body on the side of Crab Orchard Road, south of Interstate 70 near Highway 87, on Wednesday morning.

The Boone County medical examiner and the Cooper County coroner performed an autopsy together in Columbia on Thursday.

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